Feeds

Phone hack scandal: Cop, two scribes nabbed in bung brouhaha

Clapped in irons by the King's men, d'ye see?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Two journalists and one serving police officer were arrested early this morning under suspicion of corruption and allegations relating to misconduct in a public office.

Scotland Yard cops working on the Operation Elveden inquiry into claims of police bung-taking, which is an investigation happening in conjunction with the Met's probe of alleged phone-hacking offences at Rupert Murdoch-owned News International, are currently holding all three suspects at separate stations.

They said a 39-year-old man, who is a serving officer in the Wiltshire police force, was manacled at his home on Wednesday under suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Yard officers also cuffed a 51-year-old man in Bristol and a 32-year-old bloke in south-east London - both unnamed journalists - on identical alleged offences of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.

As is standard in cuffings relating to Op Elveden, Op Weeting (phone hack allegations) and Op Tuleta (computer hack claims), the Met offered up a now familiar-sounding statement:

Today's arrests are the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management Standards Committee. They relate to suspected payments to a public official and suspected disclosure of confidential information by a police officer and are not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately.

This morning's arrests bring the number of Operation Elveden suspects to 50 people nicked so far. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.